English / Literacy
Students and parents were welcomed by Librarian Deirdre Moloney who introduced the Book Week theme - 'Champions Read' (very fitting in this Olympic year!) - and our two judges Caroline Brown and Loren Mills.
On Wednesday, 5th September Mr Moore and Ms Myers drove ten of the Year 11 English students to Adelaide to watch the quirky Little Shop of Horrors performed by students from the Adelaide College of Arts.
The excursion was to add to the Year 11's understanding of how to analyse theatre as text. They had to observe how the scenery, sets, lighting, props, stage management and music all added to the telling of the story.
The students behaved and responded appropriately, the meal was enjoyable, and the show, entertaining. An excellent time was had by all!
At Monday night's staff meeting I presented an introduction to the Australian Curriculum looking at Literacy Capabilities and specifically English content in the new curriculum. The key elements of the English curriculum include Language, Literature and Literacy were presented as a sequence of development from the early years to Year 10.